Bollywood Legend Amitabh Bachchan and Son Abhishek Tweet From Hospital After COVID-19 Diagnosis

Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek are considered Bollywood royalty. The two actors, who live with their celebrity wives Jaya and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, were recently diagnosed with COVID-19. And they both are tweeting updates from the hospital, urging their family and friends to get tested. 

Abhishek, Aishwarya, and Amitabh Bachan
Abhishek, Aishwarya, and Amitabh Bachchan | STRDEL/AFP via Getty Images

Amitabh Bachchan is a Bollywood legend

With a career spanning 50 years and over 200 movies under his belt, Amitabh Bachchan is one of India’s most celebrated actors. He has starred in movies with Priyanka Chopra-Jonas and his daughter-in-law Aishwariya Rai. And he made his Hollywood debut in the 2013 Leonardo DiCaprio film, The Great Gatsby

Bachchan has received numerous accolades for his acting and was also awarded India and France’s highest civilian honors. The actor’s wax statues are featured in Madam Tussead’s museums all over the world, including New York City, London, and Washington D.C. And his philanthropic endeavors, which include his support for the Polio Eradication Programme in India, have been honored internationally. 

Amitabh Bachchan, Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan
Amitabh Bachchan, Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan | Neilson Barnard/WireImage

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His son, Abhishek is also a Bollywood actor

Bachchan’s son, Abhishek is also a certified Bollywood star who has appeared in a number of award-winning films. He is married to former Miss World, Aishwariya Rai, and as a couple, they appeared on a 2009 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss their life as a celebrity power couple in India. 

Aside from his acting career, Bachchan is also heavily involved with Indian sports. He owns the Pro Kabaddi League franchise team, the Jaipur Pink Panthers. And is co-owner of the Indian Super League football team, the Chennaiyin FC. 

The actor can currently be seen on the new Amazon Original series, Breathe: Into the Shadows, which premiered on July 10.

Both father and son have tested positive for COIVD-19

Amidst the growing pandemic in India, both Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan have tested positive for COVID-19. The two actors are currently admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital, and they each tweeted updates about their diagnosis from the facility. 

“I have tested CoviD positive,” the senior Bachchan tweeted. “Shifted to Hospital  .. hospital informing  authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !”

“Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for COVID 19,” Abhishek shared in a tweet. “Both of us having mild symptoms have been admitted to hospital. We have informed all the required authorities and our family and staff are all being tested. I request all to stay calm and not panic. Thank you.”

The other members of their household, which include renowned actors Jaya Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, have been tested and are still waiting for results.